MLB -- Suspended Tigers IF Neifi Perez 25 games for testing positive for banned stimulant in violation of Major League Baseball's joint drug prevention and treatment program.


ATHLETICS -- Activated P Kiko Calero from 15-day DL. Optioned P Dallas Braden to Triple-A Sacramento.

BLUE JAYS -- Activated OF Reed Johnson from 60-day DL. Optioned OF Adam Lind to Triple-A Syracuse.


BRAVES -- Placed P John Smoltz on 15-day DL.

BREWERS -- Placed OF Bill Hall on 15-day DL. Recalled OF Tony Gwynn from Triple-A Nashville.

DIAMONDBACKS -- Optioned OF Carlos Quentin to Triple-A Tucson. Recalled OF Jeff Salazar from Tucson.

MARINERS -- Activated P Chris Reitsma from 15-day DL. Designated P Jason Davis for assignment.

PIRATES -- Announced resignation of CEO Kevin McClatchy, effective at end of season.

RED SOX -- Purchased contract of 1B-OF Jeff Bailey from Triple-A Pawtucket. Optioned OF Jacoby Ellsbury to Pawtucket. Transferred P Matt Clement from 15- to 60-day DL.

ROYALS -- Activated 2B Mark Grudzielanek from 15-day DL. Optioned OF Shane Costa to Triple-A Omaha.

TIGERS -- Purchased contract of OF Ryan Raburn from Triple-A Toledo.


WHITE SOX -- Activated P Dewon Day from 15-day DL. Placed P Mike MacDougal on 15-day DL, retroactive to Thursday.


BULLS -- Agreed with F Andres Nocioni on five-year contract.

JAZZ -- Agreed with G Morris Almond on three-year contract.

MAVERICKS -- Agreed with G-F Jerry Stackhouse on three-year contract.

PACERS -- Waived G Giorgos Diamantopoulos, F Jamel Staten and F Guillaume Yango.


PISTONS -- Signed G Rodney Stuckey and G Arron Afflalo.

SUPERSONICS -- Announced resignation of vice chairman Lenny Wilkens.

WIZARDS -- Extended contracts of assistant coaches Mike O'Koren, Phil Hubbard and Wes Unseld Jr.

SHOCK (WNBA) -- Signed F-C Iciss Tillis to seven-day contract.


DUKE -- Announced resignation of men's lacrosse assistant coach Kevin Cassese to become men's lacrosse coach at Lehigh.



NFL -- Suspended Broncos DE Kenny Peterson without pay for four games for violating league's steroid policy.

DOLPHINS -- Released WR Kelly Campbell.

High schools

ARCHBISHOP CURLEY -- Jerome Junior accepted full football scholarship to University of Connecticut.

CALVERT HALL -- Named John Bauersfeld basketball coach.



SENATORS -- Named John Paddock coach.

WILD -- Signed D Sean Hill to one-year contract.


Minor leagues

Yesterday's results Hudson Valley 10, Aberdeen 1 (Game 1) Aberdeen 2, Hudson Valley 0 (Game 2) Frederick 6, Salem 5 Norfolk 5, Indianapolis 1 Bowie 5, Akron 4 Delmarva 8, Hagerstown 3 Today's games Aberdeen at Auburn, 6:05 p.m. Salem at Frederick, 6:30 p.m. Norfolk at Indianapolis, 7 p.m. Altoona at Bowie, 7:05 p.m. Hagerstown at Lake County, 7:05 p.m. Lakewood at Delmarva, 7:05 p.m.




Men's quarterfinals Nadal (2) d. Berdych (7), 7-6 (1), 6-4, 6-2. Federer (1) d. Ferrero (20), 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-1, 6-3. Djokovic (4) d. Baghdatis (10), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (9), 6-7 (3), 4-6, 7-5. Gasquet (12) d. Roddick (3), 4-6, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3), 8-6. Women's semifinals V. Williams (23) d. Ivanovic (6), 6-2, 6-4. Bartoli (18) d. Henin (1), 1-6, 7-5, 6-1.